Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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General Conference Information

The NANS conference is a nonsmoking event. Infants and children are not allowed in sessions or in the exhibit hall. Mobile devices must be turned on vibrate during educational sessions. Please be courteous to your fellow attendees. Dress is business casual. As in past conferences, a professional photographer may take photos of attendees at the NANS 21st Annual Meeting. These photos are for NANS use only and may appear on NANS’s website, in printed brochures, or other promotional materials. Attendee registration grants NANS permission and consent for use of this photography.

Meeting Location

Registration, exhibits, the poster session, and educational sessions will take place at Caesars Palace.

Caesars Palace
3570 S. Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Preconference sessions on Thursday, January 11, 2018, will take place at Caesars Palace and the Oquendo Center.

Do I need to be a member to attend?

No, but the registration rates are reduced for members. You can become a NANS member at the time of registration in order to qualify for member registration rates.

How do I register for the meeting?

You can register for the meeting by visiting the 2018 Annual Meeting website. Registration opens in August.

Can I register onsite?

Yes, you can always register onsite at our meetings. Please come to our Registration area, where we will be happy to help you. Please be advised that there may be a line on Friday and Saturday, as these are very popular dates for registering onsite. You should give yourself some extra time.

What is included in my registration fee and what is extra?

Your basic registration fee includes all plenary sessions, thematic oral abstract sessions, concurrent sessions, and exhibit hall access at the Annual Meeting. Attendees also are invited to attend the Welcome Reception and paper poster session at no additional charge. All of the Preconference courses that take place Thursday, January 11, 2018 are an additional fee.

I will be unable to attend the entire conference. Do I have to pay the full registration?

NANS offers a 1-day registration for the Annual Meeting at a discounted rate from the full meeting registration. Only one 1-day registration is allowed per registrant. If you will be attending more than 1 day of the Annual Meeting, you will need to register for the full meeting.

Does submitting an abstract register me for the Annual Meeting?

No. Meeting registration is a separate process that is required for all presenters.

How can I confirm that I am registered?

Your meeting registration confirmation and additional conference information will be e-mailed once your registration has been received and processed. If you do not receive a confirmation within 3 weeks of submitting your registration, please call NANS at 847.375.4714.

If you have any questions regarding your meeting registration, or you are in need of special assistance, please contact the NANS office.

What types of CME Credit does NANS offer?

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and the North American Neuromodulation Society. The CNS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This activity has been approved forAMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

How do I collect my CME certificate or Certificate of Attendance?

Shortly after the Annual Meeting takes place, NANS will e-mail you with a link to claim your CME credit and obtain your certificate. Included will be a link that will take you to your account. The Meeting Evaluation Portal will ask you to complete the overall evaluation and review each session you attended. Your certificate will be available for printing or downloading once you have completed the overall evaluation and the session evaluations.

What is the cancellation policy?

All cancellations must be made in writing. A $100 processing fee will be charged for all cancellations received 14 or more days before the meeting. Refunds will not be made under any circumstances on cancellations received after January 4, 2018. NANS reserves the right to substitute faculty or to cancel or reschedule sessions due to low enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If NANS must cancel the entire meeting, registrants will receive a full credit or refund of their paid registration fee. No refunds can be made for lodging, airfare or any other expenses related to attending the conference. All refunds will be processed after the Annual Meeting.